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Who's Game? Three Types of Fitness Games to Play Together

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Instead of sitting in front of the TV, get up and get active with friends. Games are great cardio and coordination exercises and, before you know it, you've got a home gym class all set up and you’re burning calories to boot.

Dancing: Launch in a dance battle with friends – you don't need a team to dance and you don't need to get all dolled up when playing games like Dance Dance Revolution. The concept is simple: Mimic the moves onscreen to popular songs and use the footpads to make steps and strides. Other games like Dance Central also track calories and have settings for different intensities.

Fitness: Perhaps you're members of different gyms, or none at all. Or cold temperatures have you reluctant to work out outside. Games like Wii Fit Plus allow you take turns in activities that work out different body parts. Even though you’re out of the elements, keep skin moisturized before working up a sweat with St. Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion with nutrient-rich hydration.

Sports: For those fans of team sports, many game consoles have motion controllers to play indoor interpretations like the ever-popular Wii Sports for Nintendo. Other companies let you get in on the fun with Kinect Sports for Xbox 360 (or Sports Champion for PS3). Play a match of tennis (or table tennis), boxing (or gladiator duel), or volleyball (or beach volleyball) to and boost your heart rate as well as that competitive spirit.